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#4640953 - 01/20/18 12:42 PM 2012 Ram work truck
Corollaman Offline

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 210
Loc: Eastern Wa
2012 Ram single cab long bed 2 wheel drive work truck with the 4.7 and auto. Inquiring about the good and the bad. Has 85,000 miles in pretty good shape, asking $9,999. This would not be a daily driver, mostly just for hauling light loads. Thanks.

Edited by Corollaman (01/20/18 12:43 PM)

#4641043 - 01/20/18 02:04 PM Re: 2012 Ram work truck [Re: Corollaman]
HoosierJeeper Offline

Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Should be the updated 4.7 with 300HP. 545RFE trans. Good combo, should go 200k plus with regular maintenance. 85,000 is pretty good. I'd get a coolant flush done ASAP to ensure the proper HOAT coolant is in there (Zerex G05 is perfect), it seems like most engine issues can be attributed to overheating which is usually from running the wrong coolant and the damage that causes.
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#4641060 - 01/20/18 02:26 PM Re: 2012 Ram work truck [Re: Corollaman]
oliver88 Offline

Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 301
Loc: ohio
Good truck, decent engine...we put 180K on ours with no problems at all. Keep the fluids up to par, she'll be a good one !

#4641079 - 01/20/18 03:02 PM Re: 2012 Ram work truck [Re: Corollaman]
Silverado12 Offline

Registered: 02/26/13
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Loc: Central Virginia
Dodge makes a good truck. 4.7 is a strong engine but ours was a gas hog (2003 Durango). I hear the newer ones are improved though.
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#4641279 - 01/20/18 07:00 PM Re: 2012 Ram work truck [Re: Corollaman]
irv Offline

Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 1059
Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
I purchased a 2013 Hemi but I understand a lot of changes between it and 2012.

I know nothing about the 4.7 but if it is anything close to the hemi, then I'd say it is likely a great engine.

You'll have to Google 2012 &13's to find out the differences, but I heard and read they were significant, if that matters to you?
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PP and/or PUP for both vehicles.

#4641334 - 01/20/18 08:17 PM Re: 2012 Ram work truck [Re: Corollaman]
Nyogtha Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
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The 4.7L is a bit different engine, it has two banks of spark plugs, with different spec & maintenance cycle for each bank. I've never owned one but a friend had one he was happy with.

I have a 2012 5.7L Ram. In many ways I'm glad I got a 2012 as it has more things I'm familiar with (tradifitional PS system, both PS & AT use ATF+4, the MO-899 size oil filter is factory spec, antifreeze is G-05 HOAT, etc.).
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#4691439 - 03/11/18 12:27 PM Re: 2012 Ram work truck [Re: Corollaman]
Corollaman Offline

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 210
Loc: Eastern Wa
Just an update on this truck (2 months later) it's still on their lot I offered $8500 they went down to $9000 and won't budge. The truck has some scratches, a couple of dings, and underneath its covered in dry mud for some reason. The interior is clean and paint is pretty good. No one wants a 2 wheel drive I think that's why its unsold.

Edited by Corollaman (03/11/18 12:28 PM)